2017-2018 Catalog

Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science

91-93 credits

Program Description

The Associate of Applied Science Administrative Assistant prepares students for employment in advanced office positions as well as entry-level business positions. Students will explore employment possibilities, job requirements and earning potential in the business and office fields both locally and nationally. The curriculum provides knowledge and skills in computer applications widely used in today’s organizations including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. The curriculum also focuses on accounting fundamentals using both manual and computerized systems, business math and electronic calculator skills, management and supervisory concepts, business correspondence, presentations, customer service, personal finance, marketing and advanced office skills. Students are required to complete a practicum involving 50 hours of office experience in a local organization. This experience provides real world examples of what skills are expected in business or office positions.

Career Information

Graduates of the Administrative Assistant AAS degree will be prepared for employment in advanced office positions including Administrative Assistants, Office Managers or Executive Secretaries as well as entry-level business positions such as Accounting Technicians, Computer Applications Specialists or General Supervisors. These positions are expected to increase in demand both in Montana and nationally.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Set up and maintain an accounting system for a business.
  • Demonstrate skills in researching, writing, and delivering a business presentation.
  • Supervise employees in a business environment.
  • Create and format business documents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in advanced computer applications.
  • Solve business math computations on an electronic calculator.
  • Explore community service needs and citizenship issues as they relate to local organizations.

Curriculum

Fall First Year

CAPP100Computer Literacy

1

ENGL101English Composition I

3

OR

IDST 101SKC Seminar

3

NASD101History of Indians in the United States

3

OFED114Business Grammar & Usage

1

OFED213Records Management/Filing

3

OFED106Keyboard Skill Building

1

ELECTIVEOpen 3 cr

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Winter First Year

CAPP140Word Processing

3

CAPP162Data Management Systems

3

 

MATH 103Contemporary Math

5

OR

OFED111Business Math

4

AND

OFED113Calculator Lab

1

 

ENGL101English Composition I

3

OR

IDST 101SKC Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring First Year

CAPP161Electronic Spreadsheets

3

CAPP170Electronic Presentations

2

GNSD125Job Seeking Skills

3

OFED121Human Relations

3

OFED260Office Procedures

3

OFED290Office Practicum

2

Total Credit Hours:16

Fall Second Year

BUMG100Introduction to Business

3

ENGL202English Composition II

3

OFED216Business Writing

4

OFED240Business Presentations

3

 

BUMG101Applied Accounting I

3

OR

BUMG201Principles of Accounting I

3

 

Optional

BUMG106Applied Accounting Lab

1

OR

BUMG206Principles of Accounting Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Winter Second Year

BUMG150Principles of Marketing

3

BUMG220Management and Supervision

3

SPCH100Basic Communications

3

ELECTIVENative American Studies General Education Open

3

 

BUMG102Applied Accounting II

3

OR

BUMG202Principles of Accounting II

3

 

Optional

BUMG106Applied Accounting Lab

1

OR

BUMG207Principles of Accounting II Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Spring Second Year

BUMG160Personal Finance

3

BUMG240Computerized Accounting

3

OFED271Office Capstone

2

 

BUMG103Applied Accounting III

3

OR

BUMG203Principles of Accounting III

3

ELECTIVEHumanities Intro General Education from List

3

 

Optional

BUMG106Applied Accounting Lab

1

OR

BUMG208Principles of Accounting III Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:14-15

Total Credit Hours: 90-93

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